The Heart of Mathematics: Book with CD and Glasses / Edition 2

The Heart of Mathematics: Book with CD and Glasses / Edition 2

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by Edward B. Burger, Michael P. Starbird
     
 

ISBN-10: 1931914419

ISBN-13: 9781931914413

Pub. Date: 07/28/2004

Publisher: Wiley

The Heart of Mathematics addresses the big ideas of mathematics (many of which are cutting edge research topics) in a non-computational style intended to be both read and enjoyed by students and instructors, as well as by motivated general readers. It features an engaging, lively, humorous style full of surprises, games, mind-benders, and all without either

Overview

The Heart of Mathematics addresses the big ideas of mathematics (many of which are cutting edge research topics) in a non-computational style intended to be both read and enjoyed by students and instructors, as well as by motivated general readers. It features an engaging, lively, humorous style full of surprises, games, mind-benders, and all without either sacrificing good mathematical thought or relying on mathematical computation or symbols.

The authors are award-winning authors, holding awards such as: Distinguished Teaching Award (Burger, from the Mathematical Association of America); Chauvenet Prize (the best expository mathematics writer in the world, Burger, from the MAA) and many others.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931914413
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/28/2004
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
850
Product dimensions:
7.56(w) x 9.38(h) x 1.35(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter One Fun and Games: An Introduction to Rigorous Thought

Chapter Two Number Contemplation

Chapter Three Infinity

Chapter Four Geometric Gems

Chapter Five Contortions of Space

Chapter Six Chaos and Fractals

Chapter Seven Taming Uncertainty

Chapter Eight Deciding Wisely: Applications of Rigorous Thought

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The Heart of Mathematics: Book with CD and Glasses 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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The primary emphasis of this textbook is to convey some of the great ideas of mathematics and, in addition, to teach effective thinking. A diverse number of topics are covered such as numbers, infinity, geometry, contortions of space, chaos and fractals, uncertainty, and decision making. Numerous illustrations are used to explain key ideas. The writing style is very informal and allows the reader to more easily grasp complex mathematical concepts. Text would be ideal for a liberal arts mathematics course, an enrichment course for high school or middle school teachers, or as a course for advanced high school students. Text comes with 3D glasses and a interactive explorations CD. In summary, the authors have produced a reader/learner friendly text which does a nice job of conveying the beauty of mathematics and effective thinking strategies.